Dancing with the Stars Recap: Who Went Home?

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The dancers went from New York City to Las Vegas Tuesday night as Dancing With the Stars turned up the heat and had all of the competitors perform a second routine in one week. 

Yes, the stakes were higher than ever before!

But who managed to stay in the game, and who was given the boot following another awkward dance? 

Let's break down the performances, and the results, shall we?

Juan Pablo & Cheryl’s Foxtrot

Juan Pablo Di Pace and Cheryl Burke  

Juan and Cheryl danced the Foxtrot to "Why Don't You Do Right?" by Peggy Lee. It was a sultry performance that continued to keep them in good standing with the judges. 

The minor niggle came from Len, and it was all about Juan's frame, but who the heck cars when you can dance as well as Juan does?

Judges' Score: 26/30

Milo Manheim and Witney Carson

“Put on your heels, the sky’s the limit,” said Celine Dion ahead of the duo dancing the Tango to "Ashes."

Milo and Witney took that quite literally because they went all out with their latest number, and the judges were even shocked by it. 

Judges' Score: 26/30

Danelle Umstead and Artem Chigvintsev

Danelle and Artem went with the Quickstep to "Luck Be a Lady," and it highlighted what could go wrong for Danelle. 

Her disease rendered her blind, so she was scared of the Quickstep because it was a high energy and high stakes routine. 

While the other couples are improving every performance, it seems these two have already peaked. 

Judges' Score: 19/30

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten

Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten

Despite being the surprise success of the season, Alexis was blindsided by how demanding this routine actually was, and she left Alan in rehearsals. 

Their Tuesday performance that included the Salsa to "Booty" by Jennifer Lopez took a hit as a result, but it was still solid when compared to some of the others. 

Judges' Score: 24/30

John Schneider and Emma Slater

John has struggled since the season premiere because he's rather wooden. His Jive to "King Creole" by Elvis Presley was not all that. 

He has a lot of energy but he struggles actually to put that into the performance, and that's what could ultimately cost him his place in the competition. 

Judges' Score: 20/30

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold

DeMarcus Ware and Lindsay Arnold

After building up a lot of momentum with their first two performances, that all slowed down with the Quickstep dance to "Ladies Man" by Boyz II Men. 

There was something really off with this performance, and it could be down to the height of DeMarcus. They look mismatched as a result. 

Judges' Score: 23/30

Joe Amabile and Jenna Johnson

Joe may be improving, but there's still a lot wrong with his dance moves. He lacks the skill, and Jenna wants to try and drum into him the fact that they're skating around the bottom of the leaderboard. 

The Jazz to "The Gambler" by Kenny Rogers highlighted the fact that these two might be ready to dance out of the ballroom. 

Judges' Score: 18/30

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe

Evanna Lynch and Keo Motsepe

Evanna and Keo are going from strength-to-strength and their high energy Jive to "Heat Wave" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas was excellent. 

Judges' Score: 24/30

Bobby Bones and Sharna Burgess

It turns out, there is such a thing as too much energy in the ballroom! The judges were not all that enthused by the Quickstep Bobby, and Sharna went with to "That Old Black Magic" by Sammy Davis Jr. 

Could their exit be on the horizon?

Judges' Score: 19/20

Nancy McKeon and Val Chmerkovskiy

Nancy is another middle of the pack performer who seems to have fizzled out early on. Her Paso Doble to "Storm from KA" by Cirque du Soleil was not her best dance yet. 

She needs to adapt quickly if she wants to remain in the competition. 

Judges' Score: 20/30

Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong

Tinashe and Brandon Armstrong

Tinasha has already performed with Britney Spears, so it was unsurprising that she went with "Circus" by the Queen of Pop. 

Tinashe and Brandon have the chemistry sorted, so that was a huge positive. They could actually win, you guys!

Judges' Score: 26/30

Mary Lou Retton and Sasha Farber

Mary Lou continued to build on her early success with the Samba to "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow. It was a rock-solid performance that proved she was willing to take risks. 

The judges were happy with it so that reflected in the scores. 

Judges' Score: 24/30

Danielle Umstead and Arten Chigvintsev

At the end of the night, it was Danelle and Artem and John and Emma that were in danger. Danelle and Artem were sent packing. 

It's surprising Grocery Store Joe gets to dance again, but he could be leaving in the next week or two. 

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